Our little community of Winchester KY is making a BIG MOVE! And even though I say little, it has many churches. Just as most communities do.
Why do communities have so many churches? I’ve asked myself that many times. It’s because of me! Not me personally but the me generation. Our country is feeling that me generation hard now in every facet of our lives. We have divided over the smallest of things and held hatred for years over matters that, at the end, really won’t matter at all.
So our community has joined forces and our churches have too! We have made a BIG MOVE to have over 10 churches in our community to BE THE CHURCH together. We will all be discussing through our sermons what it means to BE THE CHURCH as individuals. Doing as Jesus did and as it says in ..
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
The bible talks about the church a lot and it’s never about a building or a structure that people congregate in. It’s not about the stain glass or the decor. It’s not about the number of attendees or how many times they join together. It’s about the people. The people are THE CHURCH. So if our little community of area churches are going to BE THE CHURCH, we are going to love one another enough to join together spiritually even with our differences. What a concept, that we can love because ultimately that is all that will matter in the end.
The bibles says this….
Matthew 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
So if our little community join together as the church, there will be NOTHING that satan can throw at us that we will not be able to stand against.
Ephesians 2:20-22 Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
We are joining together with Christ Jesus himself being our cornerstone. And it will be seen that the Holy Spirit will dwell within us.
Romans 12:5 So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
So we, as over 10 churches, will be of one body in Christ.
I pray that this BIG MOVE will move all individuals in our community. Whether they are church goers or not. If all people that love Christ join together to BE THE CHURCH, together we will show love as Christ shows love and the masses will be reached.
I ask you Lord to be with this community of believers and that abundant glory will be given to YOU! Amen!